Dr. Dylan J.T. Benke was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He graduated with honors from San Diego Christian University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. Through local and national volunteer work, Dr. Benke discovered his passion for medicine. Recognizing a variety of healthcare specialties, Dr. Benke found dentistry to be a truly rewarding and fulfilling field of medicine that offered the opportunity to deliver meaningful and compassionate care to patients.
While attending the University of Nevada’s School of Dental Medicine and Lee Business School, Dr. Benke was one of only four people in his graduating class to successfully complete a dual MBA/DMD program. His extensive educational background complements his commitment to evidence-based clinical recommendations to achieve conservative, long-lasting results for his patients. Dr. Benke continues to advance his skills through continuing education, maintaining a focus on dental cosmetics, dental implants, and implantology. He is currently working towards the “Associate Fellow” status with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). He has also been accepted into a rigorous two-year residency program through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and works closely with his preceptors, Dr. John F. Weston, FAACD and Dr. Nicholas Marongiu, AAACD at Scripps Center for Dental Care.
Dr. Benke is an active member of the California Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the San Diego County Dental Society. Through these associations, he continues to keep up-to-date with the latest dental technology in order to continue to deliver state-of-the-art dental care.
Dr. Benke has worked with many charitable dental organizations aiding underserved populations, including Veterans Homeless, Give Kids a Smile, Remote Area Medical – USA, and UCSD’s Pre-Dental Society, to name a few. Dr. Benke enjoys the outdoor lifestyle predominant in San Diego, which includes fishing, surfing, snowboarding, and also loves traveling with his family.